Monday, 9 March 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Some of my lovely ladies made this fabulous video to help publicise that naughty novel about moi, Mr Mikey's Ladies. All they wanted was to help me get my mega musical off the ground and like all girlfriends, have a bit of fun themselves into the bargain. They were realising the scene of my initial inspiration (page 34), when Corinne and Bella get carried away to Cindi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

But when we uploaded our creative oeuvre to my YouTube site, Cindi's record company didn't want to have fun at all! The sound recognition software on YouTube told us we didn't have the copyright and automatically muted the sound - then they had the cheek to put up an ad for Cindi's song on top of my ladies choregraphic charisma! It's not as if there aren't a million videos up on YouTube using uncopyrighted songs of all sorts - and all it can posibly do is encourage viewers to go and buy albums if they like what they hear.

A little fancy footwork on the part of Mr Mikey, however, resulted in finding an "audio swap" option which fitted exactly to the rhythm and even the movements of the original dancing, so instead of my girls having fun, they're now Jumping and Moving their Bodies to Nico (the musician - not Bella's belligerent restaurateur husband!) in perfect, hilarious time.

Still, Amazon are a little less anal about the videos you can post as "reviews" for books, so you can watch the original cinematographic sensation if you scroll down to the bottom of the Mr Mikey's Ladies page on, or indeed on if you're outside the UK, even residing Down Under like me.

So, YouTube, you're no fun, but Ros, Kathy and Mary, you're the best and funnest girlfriends a man can have, and look equally gorgeous (and funny) dancing to both tracks. Big, big thanks to Sharron, my fellow hairdressing genius from the Rainbow Clinic, for your creative choreography, superb set dressing and head arrangements for The Ladies.

Love you all, ladies - you're my inspiration!


  1. Dear Mr Mikey and Ladies,
    I love your video - to both tracks. You are all stars. I've started the book and can't put it down.
    Thanks for cheering me up

  2. I may be a little biased because we produced the book, but have to say that I loved it! It's well written, deliciously naughty, intriguing, and unputdownable! Read it, for the sake of your soul - no matter what your usual taste in reading matter, this book will teach you a thing or two and delight you at the same time.

  3. Oh How wonderful that you have bought some spice and frivolity into my life Mr Mikey. I have beeen so busy with university and reading boring text books about contract law. Atlast a boook I actually want to read! You saucy thing!
    Thanks again Mr M you are a true artist. Also when can you fit me in to do my roots? xx